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The Black Bull

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4.5
202 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Black Bull is a coaching inn & dining room set at the foot of the Howgill Fells, in the Cumbrian town of Sedbergh. We focus on the quality of our produce to create the best British, European and Asian inspired dishes. We serve innovative, seasonal ‘field to fork’ and ‘nose to tail’ locally sourced food.

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Booked 8 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    015396 20264

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Breakfast

  • The Black Bull Breakfast Full English Breakfast£9.95

    includes breakfast tea, filter coffee

    • Woodland Mushrooms on Toast£6.50

      • Eggs on Toast£3.00

        Poached, Fried, Scrambled

        • Mackerel & Scrambled Egg on Toast£6.95

          • Sausage & Homemade Bread£4.95

            • Bacon & Homemade Bread£4.95

              • Toast£2.50

                with jam & butter

                Teas & Coffees

                • Yorkshire Tea£1.70

                  • Loose Leaf Tea£2.20

                    variety of flavours available

                    • Americano£2.20

                      • Flat White£2.50

                        • Latte£2.40

                          • Mocha£2.50

                            • Hot Chocolate£2.80

                              Last updated: April 24, 2019

                              What 202 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                              4.5
                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.6Food
                              • 4.6Service
                              • 4.3Ambience
                              • 4.4Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Cumbria

                                Best Overall

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                                Best Food

                              • Cumbria

                                Best Service

                              • Cumbria

                                Best Ambiance

                              • Cumbria

                                Best Value

                              • Cumbria

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Cumbria

                                Healthy

                              • Cumbria

                                Great for Lunch

                              • Cumbria

                                Neighborhood Gem

                              • Cumbria

                                Special Occasion

                              • Cumbria

                                Vibrant Bar Scene

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                              1. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Outstanding in all respects. Gin and tonic perfectly made which, even in good restaurants, is not always the case. Food exceptional - beautifully fresh, cooked and served and all the service friendly and warm. We went for my father’s birthday - professional and homely all at the same time. Will definitely be going again.

                              2. P

                                Posy

                                Oxford

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Lovely venue. Attentive service without being too much. Interesting menu but disappointed cod on menu turned into pollock when I wanted to order it!

                              3. PM

                                PeterM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very nice food excellent service and nice ambiance what’s not to like *****five stars 👍

                              4. LH

                                LesleyH

                                Las Vegas

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great varied menu from soup and sandwiches to al La carte Warm cosy an inviting

                              5. SC

                                StuartC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                The food was fantastic, and service prompt and professional.

                              6. P

                                Pablo

                                Yorkshire

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Fabulous food. Lovely venue. Good value for money

                              7. P

                                Petluvs2dine

                                London

                                11 reviews

                                5.0

                                11 reviews

                                Dined on October 9, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                First time back since new owners and we think they have done a great job! Food was excellent but service a tad slow but totally understand that I’m these difficult times so it didn’t spoil our experience! Well done on the improvements you have made through difficult times…

                              8. ZL

                                ZaraL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 8, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely lovely meal. The menu was great, nice to see some more unusual dishes/ ingredients. Delicious food, good service, couldn’t fault a thing.

                              9. LH

                                LesleyH

                                Las Vegas

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on October 6, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great venue. Blends al a carte with top quality bar menus effortlessly Varied menu which changes constantly using locally sourced ingredients Same service whether having a coffee or full meal Coffee excellent by the way!

                              10. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Yorkshire

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on October 2, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Great place to eat. Food was excellent, will definitely be returning again!

                              11. V

                                Villars

                                Manchester

                                13 reviews

                                5.0

                                13 reviews

                                Dined on September 26, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Best Sunday lunch I’ve had for a long time, everything cooked to perfection & good selection of vegetables. Hubby & friend had the Beef & Ale pies & recommended them too. Lovely place & friendly, efficient staff who were still wearing masks, which is a plus as many restaurants have dropped this requirement now. Definitely recommend this restaurant & will return.

                              12. p

                                paulg

                                Cumbria

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 23, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Friendly welcome, superb food, excellent service, good atmosphere, imaginative cooking, pricey wine list.

                              13. Q

                                Quercy

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on September 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                Imaginative exquisite food. Very interesting wine list.

                              14. MH

                                MikeH

                                County Durham

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 17, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a very nice lunch, food is obviously cooked fresh and was beautiful. The staff are attentive without being over the top. Would go again

                              15. JP

                                JohnP

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 11, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                Fantastic food but menu on the day was much more limited than what is shown on the web page.

                              16. P

                                Peter

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very different menu to other places in the area. A strong oriental influence on local food produce made an interesting change.

                              17. AB

                                AlisonB

                                Manchester

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Every course was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be returning. Great value for something that little bit special. The staff gave us a very warm and were perfectly attentive and friendly throughout.

                              18. W

                                Wkdal

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                Lovely & interesting menu. Friendly service, reasonably good value for money.

                              19. DE

                                DaveeEdinburgh

                                Edinburgh

                                25 reviews

                                5.0

                                25 reviews

                                Dined on September 2, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Came here for lunch and we were both very impressed. Casual fine dining at its best! Lovely contemporary setting within old coaching house Nice pleasant service. A great scallop starter followed by a fabulous venison dish better than I’ve had in several Michelin starred establishments. Nice beer garden outside and they were doing BBQs and wood fired pizzas though the restaurant was a great choice for us. The rooms look very good too so will consider a weekend break at some point.

                              20. DU

                                DUNCANM

                                Cumbria

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 30, 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Superb food with surprising flavours; delicious. Would highly recommend to foodies or anyone who loves well made food.

                              21. C

                                Charlotte

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Delicious food, perfectly executed with the best produce. We also loved the brilliant options for children.

                              22. MS

                                MandyS

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We were lucky enough to secure a table on bank holiday Sunday. The food was incredible. From the duck and beef appetisers to the locally sourced meats for the Sunday roast, it was delicious from start to finish and the service was faultless. The restaurant itself is very impressive both inside and out. Will definitely visit again.

                              23. CS

                                CathS

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 26, 2021

                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                Nice quiet table but the menu choice was very disappointing for a lunchtime, very narrow choice, particularly as it was advertised as a pub ideal for walkers

                              24. SC

                                StuartC

                                Cumbria

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 22, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                We love this place. The service is brilliant. Food is fab. We ate indoors but then headed out to the garden to finish drinks. Our daughter loved the pigs and chickens. Would definitely recommend this place

                              25. MB

                                MarkB

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on August 5, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic. Just what Sedbergh needed. Love the platters, the beer was fantastic, the picallili so good we crossed the road to the Three Hares to buy some and the pork nibbles were a proper guilty pleasure. It's a lovely dining room and the staff were excellent. Will definitely be back.

                              26. DP

                                DebsP

                                Lancashire

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on August 1, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful location, beautiful food. A La Carte Menu is a little misleading as portions are a good size, we were pleasantly surprised.

                              27. j

                                johny

                                London

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 24, 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Excellent food and service. Food well priced too but wine a little expensive. Would go again though

                              28. LH

                                LesleyH

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on July 22, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A stunning lunch and the desserts were especially delicious. We will be back

                              29. H

                                Heatr

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 18, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                We always enjoy going to The Black Bull. You are well looked after. We had the Sunday Roast dinner and the potatoes were just a little bit had. The nibbles as ever delicious.

                              30. SC

                                SusanC

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent food, the roast beef Sunday lunch was superb as usual. Friendly staff and attentive service. All together a very good dining experience.

                              31. JK

                                JonathanK

                                Cumbria

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 11, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We were recommended by friends to visit and it did not disappoint, we will be back soon.

                              32. NO

                                NonO

                                Wales

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on July 4, 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Lovely meal, thank you. The food was delicious and the restaurant felt very comfortable

                              33. WW

                                WillW

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on July 4, 2021

                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                Very good food but service was a bit slow considering the amount of staff on. I’d still happily go again.

                              34. LL

                                LucyL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on July 2, 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Booking was easy and the website gave all necessary information beforehand. Staff were incredibly polite and helpful and service was swift. Comfortable, beautiful spacious dining area and no noise to disturb our experience. Chorizo on platter had grissly bits in it but apart from that a lovely experience we'll find an excuse to repeat! :)

                              35. NR

                                NickiR

                                Cumbria

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 27, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Beautiful food & good service. Will definitely be returning

                              36. t

                                troffer

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on June 27, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                One of the nicest Sunday Lunches I've ever had, a must try for all foodies!

                              37. LC

                                LukeC

                                Edinburgh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Quality food with excellent service. It was my partner's birthday and we received free glasses of champagne, a real nice touch!

                              38. s

                                sharonw

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                2nd time in 2 weeks. Stunning food. Highly recommend

                              39. LJ

                                LeanneJ

                                Yorkshire

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Cannot fault this little gem. We booked for Sunday dinner and both the food and service was impeccable. Would highly recommend

                              40. JM

                                JasonM

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on June 20, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic Sunday lunch just a few miles off the motorway in a very picturesque small town. Look forward to another visit on our next trip through the area.

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                              The Black Bull is rated 4.5 stars by 202 OpenTable diners

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                              Booked 8 times today
                              Google Map for The Black Bull

                              44 Main Street Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5BL

                              • Neighborhood

                                Kendal

                              • Hours of operation

                                Dinner
                                Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                British

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Additional

                                Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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